January 9, 2016 · 8:00 am
Few weeks back, Akali-BJP Punjab government announced to build a most expensive animal memorial – ‘Rashtriya Shaheedi Gau Smarak’ – in the country at Mansa. Government is planning to spend 5 crore rupees on this memorial.
Source – Tribune India
In Punjab, where Dalits are suffering in all spheres of lives, casteist government is spending money on Cow memorial and Cow Bhakts, such a shame! Dalit students’ scholarships are delayed or many a times not even issues, Dalit farmers are suffering, salaries of many teachers are not issued on time, there are not proper teaching staff at government schools, where Dalits students mostly study. Casteist Punjab government is giving more importance to building cow shelters, providing electricity and water at every cow shelter in every district to providing basic education facilities at government schools. Still many Dalit houses in Punjab don’t have proper electricity or water supply but Punjab government has been spending money on cows!
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One may be surprised to know that in Punjab there is Gau Sewa Commission to ‘prevent cruelties against the holy animal’! There are not sufficient funds to run SC/ST commission as government claims many times but Gau Sewa Commission is running properly!
Today, casteist Punjab government announced that those who look after cows will be honored at Republic Day ceremony. Dalit heroes are ignored from history books or are not given due credit but stupid cow is given more importance and follower of an animal are rewarded! Only ignorant and casteists such as BJP and Akali leaders can do it.
Both these building cow memorial and honoring cow bhakts is another attempt please RSS, VHP peoples. Present Punjab government is destroying the rich history of Punjab and Sikhism. In Sikhism, cow was never worshiped. All these steps are making way for the RSS people to install Hindu gods at Golden Temple one day.
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Tagged as Beef Ban, Caste, Caste Discrimination, Caste system in India, Casteism in Punjab, Cow Bhakts, cow commission, cow memorial, dalits
August 21, 2012 · 11:17 pm
The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history, Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was. The world around it will forget even faster. The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. – Milan Kundera.
In the month June 2012, the Government of Punjab announced that it will set up a ‘cow memorial‘ at a factory site in Joga town, Mansa District, where recovery of cow carcasses had sparked off riots. And a day after announcing a ‘cow memorial’, the Badal Government further announced it will constitute a ‘cow commission‘ to ‘prevent cruelties against the holy animal’. Mr. Badal even made a visit to the factory where cow slaughter was supposedly taking place and instructed the DGP to look into the cases of cow slaughter with interest and thoroughly. Mr. Badal and his party members didn’t even have the time to pay a visit to the blanket factory at Jalandhar which collapsed in April 2012 and which left more than 10 people dead and 100s badly injured. Not even a single statement came in favor of dead or injured in the one of worst factory accidents of Punjab’s history. Was it because people working at that factory were poor and their lives were not as important as the lives of cows? And recently, when a madman at a Wisconsin Sikh Gurdwara killed 6 people, Mr. Badal, CM of Punjab, decided to visit Wisconsin! Isn’t it strange that when in his home state, thousands Dalits are being tortured and when the crime rate against Dalits is going up day by day, he decided to visit Wisconsin to comfort Sikhs of Wisconsin? Is it because these people living abroad finance him and support his party during the election time and the poor Dalits don’t have as much money to donate? So Dalit voices are left unheard.
All these announcements didn’t come to me as surprise as I know who are working behind all these. For centuries, Hindu fundamentalists have always taken a keen interest in destroying Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism. RSS’s ‘secret agenda‘, (published by “New Age” weekly of Communist Party, dated 18th-24th June 2000, same was also reproduced by Aajka Surekh Bharat, Nagpur, Oct. 2000, P-44,) shows the same, ‘secret agenda’ in which it was advocated to members that they “teach false history, misguide minority communities, compel them to chant ‘Om’, divide Dalit unity, keep converting Dalits, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists into Hindus etc. There were 34 such points in that ‘secret agenda’, points which were against humanity, mankind & full of hatred. These days, Sikh organizations, Sikh temples etc are hijacked by Hindu fundamentalists and they are running these organizations as they want. Sikh leaders can be seen at Hindu functions, celebrating Hindu festivals, visiting Hindu temples and performing Hindu pujas. How can Dalits, who protected Sikhism at each and every step, trust such Sikh leaders who attend such Hindu functions where Sikhism is being ruined?
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